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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,794Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$725K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

418 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
57% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Illinois
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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Antibiotics

28% of this provider’s 418 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 418 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$849K

2014

$811K

2015

$725K

2016

Number of Claims

18,020

2014

17,171

2015

14,794

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
FUROSEMIDE 875

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

823

prescriptions.

106

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 609

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

2 7
NAMENDA XR 469

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

3 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

75

patients, 18% of all patients

4 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

5 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 426

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

6 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

77

patients, 18% of all patients

7 4
OMEPRAZOLE 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

8 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

9 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 373

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

10 3
LISINOPRIL 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

11 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

12 12
SIMVASTATIN 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

13 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

14 24
GABAPENTIN 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

15 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

16 11
SERTRALINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

17 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

18 15
TRAMADOL HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

O 19 20
METFORMIN HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

20 14
MEMANTINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

21 34
CLOPIDOGREL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

22 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

O 23 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

P 24 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

25 18
MIRTAZAPINE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

26 21
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

27 48
FAMOTIDINE* 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

28 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

28 26
CARVEDILOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

30 25
ALPRAZOLAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

31 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 55
TRAZODONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 31
ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

33 32
SPIRONOLACTONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

33 40
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

36 61
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

37 52
NUEDEXTA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 38 120
ELIQUIS 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

39 74
JANTOVEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 39 109
ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

41 29
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

42 98
FENTANYL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 O 43 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 44 56
NYSTATIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

45 102
TORSEMIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

45 72
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 47 59
MELOXICAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 48 53
BYSTOLIC 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 49 156
PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

49 42
RISPERIDONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 P 51 43
AMIODARONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

52 93
AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

A 52 73
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

52 44
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 A 55 240
GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 55 41
LEVETIRACETAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 57 46
XARELTO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 58 70
NYAMYC 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

58 246
LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

58 33
HUMALOG 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 61 94
NAMZARIC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 62 123
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

62 58
LIDOCAINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

64 71
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on March 2, 2017.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.